Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, defeating San Francisco 49ers 34-31

NEW ORLEANS - The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the Super Bowl.

IMAGESSuper Bowl XLVII

The Ravens took an early lead over the 49ers, with a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Anquan Boldin. The 49ers scored a field goal soon after, bringing the score to 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, a pass from Flacco to Dennis Pitta netted another touchdown for the Ravens, which brought the score to 14-3. 

Later in the second quarter, the Ravens scored another touchdown and the 49ers scored a field goal, which brought the score to 21-6 at halftime.

Early in the third quarter, the Ravens' Jacoby Jones scored a record 109-yard return touchdown, bringing the score to 28-6. Shortly after Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half, the majority of the lights at the Superdome went out. The outage delayed the game for about 34 minutes. 

Later in the third quarter, the 49ers scored two touchdowns and a field goal, which brought the score to 28-23.

In fourth quarter, the Ravens scored a field goal, which brought the score to 31-23. The 49ers then scored a touchdown, bringing the score to 31-29. The Ravens scored a field goal which brought the score to 34-29. The Ravens then took a safety and brought the score to 34-31. 

Before the game, a chorus of 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. -- where 20 students and six adults were killed in a shooting rampage -- sang "America the Beautiful," accompanied by "American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson.

Grammy winner Alicia Keys performed the national anthem. This is the 10th time New Orleans has hosted the big game.

The AFC champion Ravens won the pregame coin toss and chose to defer until the second half. The kickoff went out of the end zone, so the NFC champion 49ers are starting the game's first drive on their 20.

Beforehand, a chorus of 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. -- where 20 students and six adults were killed in a shooting rampage in December -- sang "America the Beautiful," accompanied by "American Idol" alum Jennifer Hudson. Grammy winner Alicia Keys performed the national anthem.

This is the 10th time New Orleans hosted the big game -- tying Miami for most in a city -- and first since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Big Easy in August 2005.

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